Surgical Technology (SUR)

Surgical Technology

Course Information Cr Hrs
SUR-105 Operating Room Technique I

This course introduces students to surgical asepsis, communication, surgical instrumentation and basic lab skills.

 Prerequisites: Admission to Surgical Technology program; Grade of C or better in BCS 120, BCS 200 and HIT 191.
6-5-3
SUR-106 Operating Room Technique II

This course introduces students to anesthesia concepts, hemostasis, positioning, wound closure materials, potential complications, infection, wound healing, and death and dying. This includes more advanced lab skill procedures.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in SUR 105.
6-5-3
SUR-110 Pharmacology for Surgical Technologists

This course introduces basic pharmacology including mathematics, drug regulation and administration. The student is introduced to medications commonly used in surgery and learns how to safely prepare drugs for administration. Anesthetic agents and concepts are taught to give the student a more complete picture of surgical patient care.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program.
2-2-0
SUR-120 Surgical Procedures I

This course is designed to instruct the learner to identify the operative sequence for surgical procedures. Emphasis is placed on surgical anatomy, equipment, and supplies needed for each procedure and surgical sequence. Areas studied include general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, genitourinary, ophthalmic, ear and nose, and laser surgeries. Students will be assigned to cases in the operating room where they will learn to become proficient in their skills. Sterile technique will be practiced.

 Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in SUR 106 and SUR 110.
8-5-x
SUR-121 Surgical Procedures II

This course is designed to instruct the learner to identify the operative sequence for surgical procedures. Emphasis is placed on surgical anatomy, equipment, and supplies needed for each procedure and surgical sequence. Areas studied include thoracic, orthopedics, plastic, vascular, cardiac, throat, neurosurgery, pediatric, geriatric, and trauma surgeries. Students will be assigned to cases in the operating room where they will learn to become proficient in their skills. Sterile technique will be practiced. Students will be assigned to more advanced cases.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous Surgical Technology courses.
8-5-x